Category Archives: Cross Country Trip

We finally left

Hey everyone, last night our journey finally began after 3 long months of hard work, noise and mess. (Shout out to Kathy, Dennis and Kellie for allowing all that to happen!! Thanks again guys) Although we only made it about an hour down the road to Clemson for the night, we are packed and ready to head out tonight (maybe). We bought our first $75 dollar tank of gas (we realized that most gas pumps will not let you charge more than that in one purchase) and filled up our spare 5 gallon tank (since the gas gauge on our cool ride doesn’t really work). We also had to go get four new tires for the back thanks to some lovely dry rot that occurred during the restoration. We cracked open a bottle of champagne on the front (yes we know it is not a boat but it was still really cool) and backed down the driveway only to realize that I had left my camera at the house. Thankfully the whole Osborne/Zellner clan met us up at Ingles so we didn’t have to turn around our house.

 

The driving went well last night; Chris drove the first 45 minutes of our trip and I finally got a chance to drive the rv for the first time during the last 20 mile stretch to Clemson. I am sure my family is shocked considering that I would never even drive our old conversion van because it was too big. Even though Chris already changed the shocks, he still wants to try and make the rv wiggle less (I don’t know the technical term) when trucks pass us or the wind blows. Chris just went to the Advance Auto in Clemson and they couldn’t get the spring we need until tomorrow so we have been calling at least ten other places to see if anyone has something in stock. If he can get the springs, then we will leave here the second he is done installing them.

We have almost exactly six weeks now to complete our trip before we have to be back in Clemson to move out and before law school begins for me. I hope everyone can send us a few prayers so we:

a. Don’t break down

b. Don’t run out of gas (remeber, gas gage doesn’t work)

c. Don’t get a speeding ticket (which at this point is pretty impossible since we haven’t taken the rv over 55 yet)

d. Have a safe trip with no sickness or injury

 

We will try to keep up to date with the posting and pictures as much as possible. Please leave us comments and feedback, we would love to hear from you all on the way!!

 

Ps. Kellie try not to make fun of my spelling and grammatical errors because it is the summer, I am on vacation, and I have not yet figured out where the spell check is on this thing :)


We Finally Started to Plan our Trip!

As of today, we actually sat down, after being inspired by the travel channel, and began to plan our route. The RV is started to look finished so we figured that it was about time to choose destinations. Thanks to AAA internet trip tix our main destinations will be:

Click here for a PDF of our path across the country

  • Mobile, Alabama
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Four Corners
  • Arches National Park, UT
  • Canyonlands National Park, UT
  • Zion National Park, UT
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Pheonix, Arizona
  • San Diego, California
  • Mexico
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sequoia National Park, California
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Napa, California
  • Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Bois, Idaho
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Black Hills, South Dakota
  • Badlands National Park, SD
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Kansas City
  • St Louis, Missouri
  • Spartanburg, SC

So it total we are looking at almost 8,000 miles and over $2000 in gas. I am sure the route will change, but as of now this is the best we have.